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Jamaica High teen shot near Cardozo after game

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The victim, who was not identified, was taken by ambulance to North Shore University Hospital, and his wounds were not considered life-threatening, according to police. He remained hospitalized in stable condition Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.A revolver was recovered at the scene, and police said there were possibly three shots fired. Detectives were pursuing leads in the case, according to Lt. Daniel Heffernan of the 111th Precinct. Neither the victim nor the suspect was believed to be from the area.Police and school officials said there were no incidents during the boys' varsity game, which Cardozo won, 82-59, against Jamaica HS and the shooting took place off school grounds. The shooting appeared to have occurred during a dispute between the victim and an 18-year-old man, police said.School safety officers were in the area because of the game and responded to a 911 report of shots fired around 6:30 p.m. Friday, police said.During the 2004-05 school year, five major crimes-a category that includes felony assault, robbery, burglary and grand larceny-were reported at Cardozo, according to statistics from the NYPD School Safety Division posted on the Department of Education Web site, less than similar-sized schools. Located at 57-00 223rd St. in Bayside, Cardozo had 4,245 students last year. The school also reported 19 other crimes and 14 "non-criminal incidents" that involved police. In all three categories, the school is below the city average for schools with between 4,000 and 8,000 students.Reach reporter John Tozzi by e-mail at news@timesledger.com or by phone at 718-229-0300 Ext. 188.

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